Why you should not rev your motorcycle when it’s cold

Motorbike engines are finely tuned machines. When you start your motorbike, bits and pieces inside the motor move at a very fast rate, especially on modern sports motorcycles. Oil needs to circulate quickly through the motor because there are a lot of tight parts causing friction, especially when the engine is cold.

Watch this video from Mordeth about how to warm up your motorcycle so you don’t do damage to it!

5 tips to keep your motorbike in tip top condition

Author: Philip Youngwood

8th December 2009

Keeping your motorbike in tip top condition will not only help to keep you safer on the roads, but prolongs the life of your motorbike. Try our 5 tips for looking after your bike:

1. Familiarise yourself with T-CLOCS
T-CLOCS is the acronym used by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and stands for Tires and Wheels, Controls, Lights and Electrics, Oil and Other Fluids, Chassis and Chain, and Stands.

Spring cleaning your motorbike for summer safety

BET YOU CAN’T WAIT! Spring is here, and you want to get your bike out and ride. Go ahead, jump on and take off… you’ll be sorry.

Dirty oil, underinflated tires, and a dry chain are just a few of the problems you might be subjecting your bike to. If you rode your bike right through winter or stored it properly for the off-season, then you should have only a few things to check. But if you skimped on the winter prep, you’ve got at least an afternoon of work ahead of you.

Workshop Manuals

I know this topic has been broached before but I have found a new way to find some manuals for older model bikes.

I recently serched on ebay for the model of my bike (CBR1000F, 1990). All I did was type in CBR1000F & up came a link for the genuine workshop manual. As mine is a 1990 model there are no elctronic versions of this manual so this is a scanned copy in PDF format. It is pretty good & everything can be understood easily.